II-"The Bum's Life in Baltimore" - Neil Henry - Washington Post

II-"The Bum's Life in Baltimore" - Neil Henry - Washington Post

Street People Share Secrets of Survival

by: Neil Henry | publication date: April 28, 1980 | Publication: The Washington Post | pages: 1

We staggered out of the Helping-Up Mission in Baltimore every morning at 5:30, a down processional of bums trooping down the streets in twos and threes, alone in the city, save for a few prostitutes looking for one more trick to cap a long night.

In this second article in his "Down & Out" series, reporter Neil Henry writes about his daily routine while living at Baltimore's Helping-Up mission.